Quote to note

"Man, I was touched. I was a little surprised, but I was kind of touched. My goodness, it's nice to feel cared for or wanted in your job. I've been pretty open about wanting to come here and be a part of this and I have no ambitions on going anywhere else. It felt good."
-- Francona, on receiving rousing cheers and an ovation during introductions before Friday's home opener

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